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Prehistoric Teen Girl's Grave Found Near Henge
Discovery News ^ | Thursday, October 6, 2011 | Jennifer Viegas

Posted on 10/10/2011 4:28:43 PM PDT by SunkenCiv

Four to five thousand years ago, a wealthy teenage girl was laid to rest in a grave at what archaeologists believe is a newly found henge in Kent, England.

The discovery of the 17-year-old's grave -- along with a unique prehistoric pot inside of a ringed ditch near two other women -- strengthens the idea that important death-related rituals took place at many of these mysterious ancient monuments when they were first erected.

"What is becoming clear is that with a series of major excavations in Kent linked to road and rail works, and new aerial photography, there are many circular earthworks that look part barrow and part henge, and like the one fully excavated example at Ringlemere (Kent), some of these may be both," said archaeologist Mike Pitts, publisher of British Archaeology, where a summary of the recent finds appears.

"This comes after many years in which archaeologists believed there were no henges in south-east England at all," Pitts told Discovery News.

Staff from Oxford Wessex Archaeology, during recent extensive excavations, discovered the early teen's grave on the Isle of Thanet, Kent, near what is now Manston Airport. The girl was buried laying on her side with flexed limbs, with an unusual pot standing by her right elbow.

Pitts explained that the pot consists of three small bowls joined together. Separately made pots were joined with bridging clay before decorating and firing, he suspects. Neil Wilkin, a researcher at the University of Birmingham studying early vessels, said the features of the pot confirm its suspected age and attribution.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.discovery.com ...


TOPICS: History; Science; Travel
KEYWORDS: archaeoastronomy; godsgravesglyphs; megaliths; stonehenge
Pre-Stonehenge Megaliths Linked to Death Rituals, Jennifer Viegas, Friday April 9, 2010

Pre-Stonehenge Megaliths Linked to Death Rituals

1 posted on 10/10/2011 4:28:47 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
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To: SunkenCiv

Poor Pebbles.


2 posted on 10/10/2011 4:33:10 PM PDT by Happy Rain ( "Many of the most useful idiots of the Left are on the Right.")
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To: Happy Rain

Her married name was Pebbles Rubble? Sucks.


3 posted on 10/10/2011 4:37:06 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: StayAt HomeMother; Ernest_at_the_Beach; 1010RD; 21twelve; 24Karet; 2ndDivisionVet; 31R1O; ...

 GGG managers are SunkenCiv, StayAt HomeMother & Ernest_at_the_Beach
I don't think very highly of archaeoastronomy, so this related story is just a link, not a standalone FR topic: To all -- please ping me to other topics which are appropriate for the GGG list.


4 posted on 10/10/2011 4:37:08 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv

I wonder if she was pretty for her time?


5 posted on 10/10/2011 4:38:18 PM PDT by Jonty30
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To: Happy Rain

Bam Bam would hit it.


6 posted on 10/10/2011 4:39:48 PM PDT by trumandogz (In Rick Perry's Nanny State, the state will drive your kids to the dentist at tax payer expense)
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To: Jonty30

It’s remarkable to me how ancient sorrows become artifacts.


7 posted on 10/10/2011 4:44:57 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv

I’m a guy, so my immediate concerns are more carnal than cultured. :)

But it is interesting how the ancients viewed their world.


8 posted on 10/10/2011 4:48:19 PM PDT by Jonty30
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To: SunkenCiv; Jonty30
important death-related rituals

I think they are called funerals and berrying peeple in churchyards izza still happening.

Pebbles Rubbles

Rocks

My SIL's nickname is "Pebbles". She SUCKS.

I wonder if she was pretty for her time.

Ah... WTF? Wade...is that you?

9 posted on 10/10/2011 4:57:13 PM PDT by bigheadfred (But alas)
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To: SunkenCiv

I wonder if they could tell it was a teen girl by the rock star posters in her room.


10 posted on 10/10/2011 5:25:44 PM PDT by FrdmLvr (culture, language, borders)
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To: Jonty30

“I wonder if she was pretty for her time?”

No archaeologist could ever convince me any different. They did look like Rachel Welch in fur bikinis.


11 posted on 10/10/2011 5:40:40 PM PDT by NavyCanDo
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To: SunkenCiv

Indeed.


12 posted on 10/10/2011 5:49:50 PM PDT by SuzyQue
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To: NavyCanDo; Jonty30; SunkenCiv
They did look like Rachel Welch in fur bikinis.

Except that they weren't wearing bikinis...

http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQXJvXziC9A4K2qwOu0fdq8HJFQzlnTqf59SARVMSB3eKOPurU8

13 posted on 10/10/2011 5:51:41 PM PDT by bigheadfred (But alas)
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To: SunkenCiv

What an anachronistic title.

But I’ll overlook it since no archaeologists have yet found the gold I secretly hid inside each of the stones at Stonehenge.


14 posted on 10/10/2011 5:59:56 PM PDT by Immerito (Reading Through the Bible in 90 Days)
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To: NavyCanDo

No doubt she had healthy lungs.

15 posted on 10/10/2011 6:10:48 PM PDT by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: bigheadfred

She’s no Daryl Hannah.


16 posted on 10/10/2011 6:19:35 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Jonty30

;’)


17 posted on 10/10/2011 6:32:33 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: bigheadfred
I think they are called funerals and berrying peeple in churchyards izza still happening.

Does berrying peeple involve smooshing them and eating them on toast?

My SIL's nickname is "Pebbles". She SUCKS.

In a good way or a bad way?

18 posted on 10/10/2011 6:36:50 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear (No More RINOs!!!)
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To: Grizzled Bear
Does berrying peeple involve smooshing them and eating them on toast?

So kind of you to stirruptitiously acknowledge you own my book Bigheadfred's Incomprehensible And Incoherent Rantography even though I suspicion you bought it with the cover torn off. (The people over at Royal's send me a shirt every time I sell a copy, and I haven't gotten a T from Royal's lately)

In a good way or a bad way?

Or, what is the difference between $50 and $25?

19 posted on 10/10/2011 6:54:46 PM PDT by bigheadfred (But alas)
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To: SunkenCiv; bigheadfred

Well...whatever killed her wasn’t autoimmune. It’s never autoimmune.


20 posted on 10/10/2011 7:17:53 PM PDT by Winstons Julia (when liberals rant, it's called free speech; when conservatives vent, it's called hate speech.)
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To: bigheadfred

Ew. I can’t believe I fell for it.


21 posted on 10/10/2011 7:18:52 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Immerito

;’)


22 posted on 10/10/2011 7:18:56 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Winstons Julia; SunkenCiv; Jonty30
Sure lock. Is there a missing link that would lend a hair of truth? Or will you leave us stranded?

Apropos of nothing...The "Randy" Savage...


23 posted on 10/10/2011 7:36:44 PM PDT by bigheadfred (But alas)
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To: bigheadfred

I just checked Amazon, and your book has outsold Pelosi’s.

Sorry to damn by faint praise. ;’)


24 posted on 10/10/2011 7:42:04 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: FrdmLvr

Is that another stone age joke? ;’)


25 posted on 10/10/2011 7:42:19 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv
Ew. I can’t believe I fell for it.

Fell is one thing. Entanglement another.

26 posted on 10/10/2011 7:48:50 PM PDT by bigheadfred (But alas)
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To: SunkenCiv

As I faint by your damn praise...

Is “Amazon” a bookstore owned by Rock L Wench?


27 posted on 10/10/2011 7:54:58 PM PDT by bigheadfred (But alas)
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To: SunkenCiv

Been to Stonehenge which is easily visible from a nearby highway. Never knew about the Dartmoor megaliths and neither did my wife who is from England and been to Dartmoor.


28 posted on 10/10/2011 8:00:24 PM PDT by driftless2
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To: bigheadfred

:’)


29 posted on 10/10/2011 8:35:57 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: driftless2

This story probably was linked from The Stone Pages, which concentrate on megaliths found throughout the world; quite a few are located in the British Isles. :’)


30 posted on 10/10/2011 8:37:19 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: driftless2

This story probably was linked from The Stone Pages, which concentrate on megaliths found throughout the world; quite a few are located in the British Isles. :’)


31 posted on 10/10/2011 8:37:49 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: bigheadfred

Maybe it’s Ophelia ... or she died from a shot of Guardasil?


32 posted on 10/11/2011 7:40:36 AM PDT by Winstons Julia (when liberals rant, it's called free speech; when conservatives vent, it's called hate speech.)
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To: FrdmLvr

She still had the cellphone to her ear.


33 posted on 10/11/2011 11:08:37 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB (See ya later, debt inflator ! Gone in 4 (2012))
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To: Winstons Julia

I wouldn’t suggest Ophelia to that guy upthread. Maybe Ricky “Ricardo” Peritonitis would know on the other.


34 posted on 10/11/2011 4:33:38 PM PDT by bigheadfred (But alas)
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To: bigheadfred

But I think I want Ophelia. The decision is hard.


35 posted on 10/11/2011 4:52:04 PM PDT by Winstons Julia (when liberals rant, it's called free speech; when conservatives vent, it's called hate speech.)
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To: Winstons Julia

Ifeelya pain, if it helps, she was probably local talent from some nearby hamlet.


36 posted on 10/11/2011 5:00:06 PM PDT by bigheadfred (But alas)
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To: bigheadfred

Not fare to bury a girl who drowned in dreams.


37 posted on 10/11/2011 5:19:36 PM PDT by Winstons Julia (when liberals rant, it's called free speech; when conservatives vent, it's called hate speech.)
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To: Winstons Julia

But then you would never have known. Pay it forward.


38 posted on 10/11/2011 5:34:46 PM PDT by bigheadfred (But alas)
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To: bigheadfred

I am forever paying things forward. It’s a rocky slope.


39 posted on 10/11/2011 5:44:34 PM PDT by Winstons Julia (when liberals rant, it's called free speech; when conservatives vent, it's called hate speech.)
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To: Winstons Julia

Downgrade?


40 posted on 10/11/2011 5:54:38 PM PDT by bigheadfred (But alas)
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To: bigheadfred

If only I had the wheel!


41 posted on 10/11/2011 6:07:45 PM PDT by Winstons Julia (when liberals rant, it's called free speech; when conservatives vent, it's called hate speech.)
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To: Winstons Julia
This guy can hook you up. Spin you out.

I'm FREE

42 posted on 10/11/2011 6:53:08 PM PDT by bigheadfred (But alas)
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To: bigheadfred

He’s thexy! Thex-ay! Tho tho thexay!

But, to be blunt...I don’t partake. Dangermouse.


43 posted on 10/11/2011 6:56:40 PM PDT by Winstons Julia (when liberals rant, it's called free speech; when conservatives vent, it's called hate speech.)
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To: Winstons Julia

oh rats


44 posted on 10/11/2011 7:10:23 PM PDT by bigheadfred (But alas)
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To: Winstons Julia

Oh look, The Golden Girls is on. :-))


45 posted on 10/11/2011 7:39:55 PM PDT by bigheadfred (But alas)
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To: bigheadfred

rats from a sinking ship...though whatever floats your boat’s ok with me.

I think I’m going to hit the hey


46 posted on 10/11/2011 7:51:49 PM PDT by Winstons Julia (when liberals rant, it's called free speech; when conservatives vent, it's called hate speech.)
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To: SunkenCiv

47 posted on 10/12/2011 3:42:05 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: colorado tanker

:’)


48 posted on 10/12/2011 4:20:42 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv

When will her descendants move in and demand the site be permanently closed and all archaeology be stopped just like ‘Indians’ do here?


49 posted on 10/15/2011 5:48:12 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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